Robert Falls

AWARD-WINNING LIGHTING DESIGNER DIES IN CHICAGO

Theater directors around the country are mourning the death of Michael Philippi, a theatrical lighting designer and Rodgers Forge resident, who died Tuesday in Chicago.

According to the Cook County medical examiner's office, Mr. Philippi, who was 58 and had lived in Baltimore since 1993, collapsed and died on a downtown Chicago street. The cause of death has not been determined.

Mr. Philippi was on his way to a technical rehearsal at the Goodman Theatre where he was working on its production of Alan Gross' "High Holidays."

"We are all reeling from this," said Robert Falls, Goodman's artistic director. "He has been one of this theater's most...

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